The tradition of onam has moved from a grand festivity to lonely onam in cities these days. Try out these onam crafts & activites to bring up the festive spirit.
As a child, I loved onam more so because of the long holiday and also because of the onam sadya and payasam. Onam was the only day in our lives when we used to have elaborate lunch on plantain leaf and it used to be so much fun. While our mother toiled in kitchen to make different variety dishes, we three sisters would be busy making onam pookkalam and improvising on it till afternoon! Those were the days!
My first post for Onam and this one is on how to make onam pookkalam design on paper, implement it on floor and some design inspirations for home and competitions.
Being a keralite its a shame for me that I have never done a post on Onam so here it goes. Onam is the state festival of Kerala and most of the offices & schools get a weeks holiday for the celebrations. Since I am here in Karnataka, I am working even on Onam day and my celebration stops with onam pookkalam in the morning. A bit about the mythology behind onam festival :
Dont you love how you can make pretty things out of waste? Check out this simple DIY pistachio shell candle holder tutorial, a great diwali decor piece too!
I had been having these pistachio shells for quite a long time and was waiting for my glue gun to arrive. The older glue gun which I had purchased from Itsy bitsy had such huge problem right from the beginning and I am glad I threw it out soon! Well so my new glue gun arrived and I made these pretty little pistachio shell candle holder or rather diya holders. This should make absolutely stunning table piece for your Diwali decor as well! I loved how it turned out to be and they are super simple to make. Read the tutorial and I have some secret tips as always for you guys 🙂
Check out this easy tutorial for handpainted serving tray inspired by designs from Jaipur blue pottery. Painting is not my thing but this is really easy!
Its been a while since I did a DIY for home so I just decided no matter how much time it was going to take, I am going to finish this once and for all! I am talking about this blue pottery inspired DIY handpainted serving tray tutorial 🙂 I bough this wooden tray couple of months back and it has been collecting dust ever since! I finially got time to make that special decorative tray that I had in mind ( although less attractive :P)!
Warli painting is a tribal art mostly done by Adivasi from North Sahyadri Range in India .While there are no records of the exact origins of this art, its roots may be traced to as early as the 10th century AD. The Warli paintings which has close resemblance to cave paintings, have often been spotted on the insides of red ochre walls of huts that are built using a mixture of tree branches,mud and cow dung.
Meet Madhu, a Madhukari bottle artist from India settled in Cairo with family. You will be amazed at her artistic skills trust me – her work is so beautiful, intricate, colourful and requires lot and lot of patience. Okay by the way madhukari is a named coined by Madhu and her artist fans for this amazing work that Madhu has been practising for a long time. Not quite following me ? Okay in plain terms its the most amazing madhukari bottle art i have ever seen in my life! See them for yourself!